It is beautiful walking weather at the moment, not too hot and not cold. It is hard to believe that it is the first day of winter today. We are still wearing T-shirts. It is Our daughter's Birthday today and 42 years ago she put a stop to a Bayside picnic we had planned. So today I decided we should go to the Bayside suburb of Manly for a walk and lunch to make up for missing out 42 years ago.
Happy Birthday Carol-Ann, I would miss a million picnics to have you.
TOH doing the Manly walk.
I have had a play with HDR photo processing.
Manly is a Bayside suburb of Brisbane.
It has a huge marina the biggest on the east coast. There were hundreds and hundreds of boats.
I loved the reflections.
Rows and rows of them.
After the marina we walked through a market
There are many restaurants in Manly Village. This was the view from our lunch table.
After lunch we walked further around the bay. I would have liked to go further but you know who wanted to turn back towards the car. The bay was dotted with white sail boats.
Moreton Bay is 14 k from the heart of Brisbane. It is popular with recreational and commercial fishermen. It is a shallow bay which allows sea grass to grow and support herds of dugong. Whales also frolic here on their annual migration. The bay is sheltered by off shore islands and it has a busy shipping channel through to the Port of Brisbane. It also serves as a safe approach to the airport and reduces noise pollution. Obviously it is a playground for boaties. We enjoy the walks and birdlife.